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April 2015 sees the launch of The Gradbridge Award, a unique and innovative concept designed to test and develop students’ soft skills and help better prepare them for the work place.

This Award was conceived following substantial media coverage reporting that employers were becoming increasingly disillusioned with the level of workplace skills that new graduates were bringing to their businesses. Missing attributes such as the ability to work effectively in a new team, to communicate clearly and concisely, to lead and to perform under pressure were all cited.

The team behind Gradbridge felt that their vast experience in instilling these very skills within employees of some of the world’s largest companies, such Microsoft, PwC, Barclays, Accenture, Sainsbury’s and BG, could be honed to provide, for the first time ever, a unique platform to allow students to demonstrate to...

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